A webcam is a video camera that sends its video data to a computer in real time, as opposed to recording it first.

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Windows app to grab webcam snapshots?

I want to periodically capture an image from a webcam attached to a Windows PC, and upload it to a Linux server on the network (preferably FTP, could be SFTP or even Samba). The images have to be ...
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I can't access URL on my own server, but others can

I have a server running webcams at 96.30.159.42:8081. If YOU click on this address you will see the 3 cameras I have set up. If I enter that address (or click on they hyperlink on my webpage), ...
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Skype 4.3 uses too much bandwidth for the camera

On Skype 4.2 everything works perfectly, however when I try to video chat with 4.3, once I turn on the camera it will maximize my upstream until it chokes out everything else and eventually ...
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What is the purpose of the lower lens on some laptops?

I have tried reading the HP EliteBook 2540p manual but it does not seem to label it anywhere. I've noticed that this model in particular isn't the only one, there are quite a few models that have it ...
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How to set up office webcam with no computer?

I'd like to set up an office webcam so people in remote offices can see what's going on in our main office. Ideally we'd just get some webcam that works without needing to plug into another computer, ...
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Waking up my computer every minute

Gday. I would like to set up my laptop, an Asus netbook w/o the "resume previous power state" feature my dell desktop has, to turn on when AC power is restored after a power loss. In my particular ...
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Is the raw output of a webcam not always RGB or YUV?

[Actual question is in the last paragraph, I've posted my assumptions and thought process just in case it makes things cleared] This all started when I wanted to see what happened when too many ...
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Windows 8.1 - camera app poor framerate

The Windows 8.1 native camera app started acting weird: when turning it on it shows the camera image with an incredibly small framerate of around 2-3 fps, instead of the usual smooth 18-30fps. When ...
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Using multiple instances of webcam without thirdparty applications in windows

I want to show my webcam out in an swf file. That is in a webpage. At the same time, i need to record the stream using FFmpeg or Vlc. But the problem is the webcam cant be accessed by two applications ...
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Camera issues on Acer Aspire Timeline

I have strange issues with my webcam. In browser it works just fine (in Flash, for example). But when I go to Skype options it says I don't have any webcams. I can see webcam in device manager and it ...
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Motion - debian 7.5 cannot record movie with ffmpeg

Description I'm running the motion 3.2.12 standard package on debian 75 (wheezy). Motions are detected, events triggered and pictures save in the correct folder as awaited. On the other side, motion ...
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How can I connect integrated webcam with virtualbox

I am trying to use a Windows XP VM for VirtualBox on my Windows 8.1 laptop. I have tried the usual attaching USB device but I get an error saying "USB device is busy with previous request". My webcam ...
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Motion - takes snapshot without motion detected

I've been installed the standard motion 3.2.12 package on debian 7.5. I would like to get snapshot ONLY when motion is detected, but it still saves a picture every second without any activity in front ...
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FFMPEG DirectShow: Could not run filter

I'm trying to take a picture from my webcam using FFMpeg. This is what I'm trying to run: @echo off :: Get date and time for /F "usebackq tokens=1,2 delims==" %%i in (`wmic os get LocalDateTime ...
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how to close applications using webcam dell integrated webcam?

I am using Dell Latitude. I don't know from when the issue started. I am not able to use my integrated webcam. it is telling "Close any other video streaming application to start video.". I confirmed ...
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Motion - can't get streaming working from a webcam

I'm trying to record a video stream from my Tenvis IP camera with motion 3.2.12 on Debian 7.5. I used the standard debian package with sudo apt-get install motion Assume my DNS IP cam is webcam, ...
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Hipchat 2.2.1080 on ubuntu 64bit 12.04 flashes webcam on startup

I recently updated to hipchat version 2.2.1080 and everytime I start it up it flashes the webcam. By this, I mean the light on my cam flashes. It flashes only for a second then turns off. Does ...
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How do I use the webcam on my laptop?

I have a Core i3 model of the dell laptop.There is a webcam placed on top of the laptop.It becomes usable automatically when I am trying to place a pic on some social media site or something.How do I ...
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No microphones working on desktop

I have a laptop with Ubuntu on it and a desktop with Windows 7 on it. I always used my laptop for my microphone needs and stuff, until I moved my desktop into another room and kept the laptop in ...
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Two Linux Mint 16 systems Skyping--one can see both parties on webcam, the other can see neither

I installed Linux Mint 16 32-bit edition on my netbook and a friend's laptop. When we Skype, I can see her live image, and I can see my own live image, so everything looks and sounds right on my end. ...
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Connecting a Logitech Broadcaster-type videocamera via USB

We have a videocamera from Logitech, a "Broadcaster" type, which we would like to use as a monitor camera in a ionizing radiation-protected area. The camera is meant to be used wirelessly and, to ...
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Is it possible to programmatically query for current USB controller bandwidth usage?

I am using three Logitech C920 webcams with mjpg-streamer. The setup works extremely well, but I just realised that it doesn't scale. I began encountering bandwidth issues when bumping the frame rate ...
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Copy Ethernet Stream to A Virtual Ethernet Adapter

For a project I am working on I need to connect to a webcam stream. The webcam is connected to the computer via Ethernet. The problem is that the client has provided a separate proprietary software ...
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Running Webcam with multiple applications

I am running YAWCAM on a friend's PC as he asked for us to test it, and I am running as a service, no GUI. The thing is, a webcam cannot interact with multiple softwares by default. So this might be ...
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Why is my webcam not working on VMplayer 6.0.1?

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 laptop with the following configuration: Model: i5-3575 3.7 GiB of RAM Intel Core i5 4200 CPU @1.60 GHz X4 Intel Haswell Mobile Graphics 350 GB hard drive Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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v4l2 issues with webcam encoded to H.264

I am trying to send a H.264 webcam video feed over wifi to another computer using gstreamer. I am using this tutorial as a guide. I am using a Creative Live! Cam Connect HD as my webcam. The website ...
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Webcam automatically takes picture when the computer wakes up

Is it possible to have the webcam take a picture if my computer is woken from sleep mode? I have seen that there are some programs with motion detection, but I would prefer a method that takes a ...
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Using Raspberry Pi as I/O for webcams

I'm working on a project where a Raspberry Pi is being used as an I/O board for multiple servos, which are actually controlled by another computer, connected to the RPi via ethernet. I need to add 2 ...
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windows 7 capture image from webcam [closed]

i've been searching to no avail I just need a FREE(no demo) program to capture an image from a webcam in windows 7. The webcam is built in, it works fine, but I have no programs to capture. MovieMaker ...
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What is a quick way to stream and live record video to the Internet using Ubuntu?

I need to set up a webcam to act as a security monitor for a one-off event of around 10 hours. My key requirement is that the video feed is streaming to the Internet and being recorded to the ...
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Windows 8.1 does not fully recognize plug & play webcam

I recently bought a Sandstrøm 720P HD webcam (S1337CAM)(Plug & Play), which worked just fine the first couple of days of usage. But today when I was going to talk on Skype I was told that I could ...
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Record webcam automated with unknown duration

I need to record (not stream) from my webcam, convert it to H.264 and store it in a mp4-container. With VLC media player I can do this manually with the Open Capture Device menu where I just have to ...
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Zoomable full HD camera registered as a webcam

We're using GoToMeeting for online meetings and would like to have a movable, zoomable camera (HD-ready or full HD) connected to it. According to what the guys at GoToMeeting told us, the camera would ...
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Emulate a USB camera with an IP camera for web conference

Our office uses Cisco's WebEx for business web conferences and I want a camera with Pan/Tilt/Zoom for use in our board room. Unfortunately WebEx only supports USB cameras (mainly those on the Windows ...
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Setting up multiple webcam surveillance system at home regarding bandwidth issues on USB vs ethernet

I currently have 6 IP camera servers (Foscam 8910W) around my house. It costs a lot for each camera and I also think it's eating a lot of bandwidth. My questions are: Does the camera eat home ...
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Why is my Acer Webcam not working anymore?

This is what happens when I open the Acer Webcam and click the icon of it. It doesn't work for some reason. I remember yesterday I accidentally installed BlueStacks but uninstalled it afterwards. ...
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How can I list the available video modes for a USB webcam in Linux?

I faintly recall that once upon a time, I found a command-line tool (something involving "UVC") to list the supported resolutions & modes of a USB webcam camera (e.g. PAL, 640x480) in Linux, but ...
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How can I set a webcam to automatically take pictures and FTP them?

Does anyone know of a way that I can configure a webcam to automatically take a picture every few seconds and send that to a site via FTP?
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Can I use a laptop microphone and webcam for an application on a desktop?

I game on a desktop computer and I have a few spare laptops. I use one next to my gaming desktop to manage Skype, etc., but I want to use the microphone and perhaps the webcam in game. Is there any ...
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Is it possible to plug 50 webcam on a computer for a 3d scanner?

I want to make a 3D scanner, at first I used a Lumix TZ20 and got good result, then a Coolpix L27 (50€) and got the same result. Then my phone's camera, which were good too. Now I'd like to try ...
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Webcam is in Device Manager, but software doesn't detect it

I have webcam (Lenovo EasyCamera and USB Video Device (External)) that doesn't detect my PC, but the device is enabled in Device Manager. Both of them are enabled. If I remove the other webcam it ...
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Dell Studio One - Integrated WebCam driver

I have a Dell Studio One with service tag: 1NBQWH1. The webcam on it doesn't work. I checked Device Manager, and under Imaging Devices, there's no webcam. There is an unknown device under Unknown ...
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Is it possible to record video from two or more webcams using VLC?

I would like to create a small video surveillance system. I have two or maybe four WiFi cams and I would like to record video. What can I use? Is VLC a good option? If yes, which hardware do you ...
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My integrated webcam on my Inspiron 1750 is not working, and Imaging devices doesn't appear under Device Manager

My webcam was working a few days ago, but when I tried to open it today it said to plug in a supported device. I've tried to look for the webcam in Device Manager, but I cant find imaging devices on ...
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Hama m360 Wireless IP Cam Setup Nightmare

I have set up IP Cams before, although it has been a while. Recently a friend of mine wants me to help him set up a Hama m360 IP Camera. I have read the instruction for so many times I could even ...
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Skype can't use the webcam because Skype is using it

I can answer a call with audio or make a call with audio, but when I try to enable video, Skype complains that something else is using the webcam. I track that down with Process Explorer only to find ...
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How do I reset an USB device without unplugging it in Linux?

Every now and then there might come a need to reset a USB device, is there a way to perform the reset in software without unplugging the device itself and then pluggin it back in? More specifically I ...
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How to capture Nth frame of a webcam in VLC?

I'd like to take a picture with my webcam on the command line with VLC. The camera is a Microsoft XBox Live Vision camera that I picked up on a whim (it was $5) and it miraculously worked ...
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Can a normal camera with a USB connection be used as a webcam?

Is this possible natively on Windows or is there special software to do it? EDIT My goal is to stream a lecture from our hall over the internet, but we want the computer / camera to be in the back ...
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How can I receive images from a webcam? [duplicate]

I was given a spare webcam, but all I've gotten right so far is to load a driver and plug it in. It is an Isonic IS-W001B. I assume I need some software to operate it, but that web site offers nothing ...